WVU Prepares To Open First-Ever Child Care Center

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University is preparing to launch its $5.3 million child learning center after two decades of demand for a facility providing child care for faculty, staff and students.

The 19,000-square-foot building, which can accommodate up to 184 children, will open its doors on Monday.

The center will take children ranging in age from six weeks to 12 years.

Director Diane Rudash says that so far, the center has enrolled 137 children.

About 45 percent of them are children of faculty members, 33 percent are children of students and the rest are children of staff members.

WVU's Liz Reynolds says a campus child care facility has been in demand for about 20 years.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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